DAILY BIBLE READING:

Nehemiah 7:73b–9:21 
1 Corinthians 9:1-18 
Psalm 33:12-22 
Proverbs 21:11-12

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Psalm 33:12 (CSB) “Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD – the people he has chosen to be his own possession!”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

As I read my Bible this morning and as I select the Verse for Today, I am also cognizant of the news headlines. Some of them are:

“Terror in Charlottesville: What we know about the violent clashes and the car attack that left 1 dead and dozens injured” (CNN)

“Standby to Launch: North Korea warns US could ‘meet its tragic doom'” (FoxNews)

“Death to America: Iran votes to increase spending on missiles” (FoxNews)

While these are some of the top headlines today, there are many, many more that remind us that we live in a sin sick country. Racism, injustice, hatred, addiction, fear, and so much more are running rampant.

In fact, our Verse for Today would appear to be a haunting truth if it was posted at the bottom of the screen of any of the major news stories right now.

Why?

Because it does not appear at all that God is our Lord. While there are thousands upon thousands of Christians in America, we are losing the war on morality. As Adrian Rogers used to say, “What used to hide in the back alleys is now paraded down Main Street.”

Pray for America, friend. Ask God to do what He must to bring us back to Himself. We have seen some amazing movements of God in this country. There have been times when the power and presence of God were experienced by thousands:

The First Great Awakening, The Second Great Awakening, and The New York City Revival are just a few of the mighty movements of God in our country that you can read about online. 

Pray that God would do it again.

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)